A term often used by people in North America to describe the middle class or Recieved Pronounciation accent featured on American television and cinema. Its used by the sorts of people who represent Britain abroad in the UK like Tony Blair or Hugh Grant.
This accent is probably spoken by a small minority of Britons, and whenever the topic of British accents comes up theres always somebody from outside the south of England who praises the accents of the Midlands or the North, however these accents have no credibility outside their own regions and everybody knows it.
Context in American cullture:
The 'bad guy' in American entertainment very often has a british accent like the X Men villain played by Ian McKellan or many of the characters portrayed by Anthony Hopkins. In recent years however, this accent has been seen by American girls as 'cute' when sported by persons like Jude Law, Orlando Bloom or Kiera Knightly. Since this culture emerged it has been exploited endlessly by lonely British private school boys who wish to use their accents to get laid, most notably seen in Love Actually where the character Colin ends up in bed with Elisha Cuthbert and other American girls.
1. Oh my god Orlando Bloom has a cute British Accent he is soooo cool.
2. He has a british accent he says "warta" instead of "wadder"
An accent that has never existed, American media has lead to most of the American general public confusing Britain to be the same thing as England rather than containing England, as such, the media has influenced the shared opinion that everyone talks in some sort of posh 1800s London accent, such media has also influenced the idea that tea and crumpets is popular among the "British" when in actual fact, very few people like either these days.
Most of the time people forget that Britain contains England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, all of which have their own regional accents as well.
American: Are you British?
English person: I am English if that is what you mean
American: I love your British accent!
English person: Are you retarded?
not many people in england have that horrible upperclass accent thats just stupid hollywood producers for you making movies who dont know shiyte. who want shooting may I add, , theres loads of accents in england, some sound irish like the geordies and the scousers, why Iye man, gooin up toon ferra pint, some have the same accent as austrailiens like the south staffordshire and the black countray "g'day a yo orighte aer kid" "doe they, yo aye am ya" arrr, dyo wanna canabea aer kid, thats where strife comes from, some people have that cockney accent where they never pronouce their R's alwighyte mayte, ow it gahn geeza, some accents over pronounce their RRs like the west country and cornwall, where the farmers say OGHHH ARRR in a deep voice, or like the pirates of penzance did iye ye be warrrned. this is why the former colonies have so much accented diversity between each other because they all descend from difrent areas of britain.
theres no british accent as such and it all depends on your class and back gound and where ya come in england which determines the way yo spayke, some southern english people look down on black country accents the most because of how broad it is! doe they
One of the many ways to get an American girl to sleep with you.
-Hey I have a British accent, wanna go for a shag
-Oh my gosh, shag hahaha, you're so British. Yes yes, I want a shag haha
a funny ass way of talking over in britain, it could even make a raunchy phrase sound squeeky clean and proper
examples of a british accent phrase:
The british accents are the most annoying accents in the world. Note I said "accents" as they can be an English accent, or a Scottish one or a Welsh one or a Northern Irish one.
Believed by many people to indicate a genius that simply isn't there. Also believed by many to indicate a sophistication that isn't there either.
Former colonies of Her Royal Majesty tend to have much better (and sexier) accents than those of the Motherland.
Examples of british accents: Those really obnoxious wanks in HEX, MI-5 and Coupling.
When people speak with something in their mouth.
Hey Katie don't speak with food in your mouth, I hate that british accent.